Registration for 2016-2017 School Year

  • Space is dependent upon how many children are enrolled at a particular time.
  • To register a child, parents must print & fill out the registration form above. Each registration comes with an $100 application fee. Every child participating in the CMO program must have a Health Department Immunization form #3231. 
  • Turn in both the fee & registration to the main office of Decatur First United Methodist Church during office hours and/or CMO office during school hours. When classes are filled, a waiting list is begun & parents are notified as openings become available. 

Registration for CMO begins in late January with notification of church members & currently-enrolled school participants first. An Open House for parents is scheduled each January. After that, registration is open to any interested families. Parents are always welcome to call and request a tour if they missed the Open House. To register a child, a parent must fill out a registration form and pay the application fee. Enrollment status will be sent via email upon receipt of applications. When classes are filled, a waiting list is begun and parents are notified as openings become available.

Please contact the CMO Program Director for more information or if you have any questions about Children's Morning Out.

Michelle Marshall
404-378-4541, ext. 111


Program Details

CMO is available to children ages 6 months through 3 years. The program is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from August through June. Hours of operation are 9:15am - 1:15pm. Parents choose the day(s) they would like their child to attend. Children 2 and younger may attend one or two days. Children 2 or older may attend two or more days. CMO has five classrooms broken down by age group.


Our Heart

The school is certified by the North Georgia United Methodist Preschool Association and is recognized as a Methodist School of Excellence. The school also proudly holds memberships in the following organizations: Georgia Preschool Association Georgia, Association of Weekday Church Schools, National Association for the Education of the Young Child, and the North Georgia United Methodist Preschool Association. Our school holds a license exempt status from state of Georgia Bright from the Start.

The aim of CMO is to help each child develop a wholesome self-concept, an eagerness for learning, an appropriate value system for social growth, and the ability to think and work independently in a loving, Christian setting.

Children's Morning Out (CMO) is an early childhood program administered by Decatur First that creates a loving Christian atmosphere in which children can begin their first experience of group play, while giving parents a block of free time. CMO is a wonderful outlet for small children in the community whose parents desire high quality child care at a reasonable cost.

This program operates in accordance with the policies of the church's Ministry Board, specifically the Preschool Council, & is supervised by the Weekday Children's Ministry.

Our Staff

The staff of Decatur First United Methodist Weekday Children's Ministries is trained to provide a warm, nurturing environment that encourages the development of each child. Our staff attends in-service workshops & other training throughout the year. All staff are CPR and First-Aid certified.


Financial Policies

Registration Fee // $100 annually
One day a week // $125 per month
Two days a week // $225 per month
Three days a week//$300 per month (2 years old+)

Tuition is due the first week of each month, but no later than the 10th of the month. There are no deductions due to illness, holidays or missed classes. There is a $10 late fee for tuition not paid by the 10th of the month.

Please make checks payable to DFUMCWCM